Of Christ the Mediator.
Chapter 8, Paragraph 8.
“…uniting them to himself by his Spirit, revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mystery of salvation; persuading them to believe, and obey;…”
1 John 5:20
Christ’s redemption of His people is breathtaking. To live, die, rise, and ascend for the elect makes Him worthy of all honor and praise. When we realize all the benefits that are ours as a result of His role as mediator, though, humbleness, gratitude and a greater love for Him should rise ever fuller in our hearts.
Because of Christ’s work, we now have union with Him through the Holy Spirit. He sends the Holy Spirit to enlighten those that are His, opening their eyes to the marvelous work of the gospel. Sinners now see the horrid state of their sin and the beauty of Christ, and they trust and obey Him. They are counted righteous for His sake. They are His, and He is theirs.
As Christians, we have the richest, most beautiful treasure: we have Christ. Often we overlook this reality, as the cares and toils of everyday life compete for our attention. May we stop and think upon Him, thanking Him for lifting the veil clouding our understanding so that we see now how exquisite He is. May we remember His claim upon us as we strive to do His will. And may we be bold to share such a treasure with others.
Questions to Consider
- How does your union with Christ affect your life right now?